The UFC made its return on Saturday with UFC 249, which came about at VyStar Veterans Memorial Area | Jacksonville, Fla., with a most important card that aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.

Two thrilling championship bouts capped the occasion. Justin Gaethje (22-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) claimed interim light-weight gold with a fifth-round TKO of Tony Ferguson (25-Four MMA, 15-2 UFC) in the primary occasion, whereas Henry Cejudo (16-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC) completed Dominick Cruz (22-Three MMA, 5-2 UFC) to defend his bantamweight belt then retired within the co-headliner.

There was way more of observe on the cardboard, too. For extra on the numbers, test beneath for 50 post-event information to come back out of UFC 249.

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Basic

The UFC Promotional Tips Compliance payout for the occasion totaled $305,500.

Ferguson and Francis Ngannou earned $50,000 UFC 249 fight-night bonuses. Gaethje obtained two bonuses for $100,000.

UFC 249 drew an introduced attendance of zero for a reside gate of $0.

Betting favorites went 9-2 on the cardboard.

Betting favorites fell to 5-Four in UFC headliners this 12 months.

Complete struggle time for the 11-bout card was 2:25:23.

Important card

Justin Gaethje

Gaethje grew to become the primary in MMA historical past to win titles in UFC and WSOF.

Gaethje has earned 20 of his 22 profession victories by stoppage. That features all 5 of his UFC wins.

Gaethje is the one fighter in UFC historical past to win at the least one fight-night bonus in every of his first seven octagon appearances.

Gaethje has been awarded 9 fight-night bonuses in seven UFC appearances.

Gaethje’s 9 UFC fight-night bonuses since 2017 are most of any fighter within the firm.

Ferguson had his 12-fight profitable streak snapped for his first defeat since Might 2012.

Ferguson suffered the primary knockout lack of his profession.

Ferguson has been awarded a fight-night bonus in eight of his previous 9 UFC appearances.

Cejudo grew to become the second fighter in UFC historical past to document profitable title defenses in two weight courses. Daniel Cormier additionally completed the feat.

Henry Cejudo

Cejudo improved to 7-Zero in bantamweight competitors throughout his profession.

Cejudo has landed at the least one takedown in all however considered one of his UFC fights the place he’s tried a takedown.

Cruz suffered consecutive losses for the primary time in his profession. He hasn’t earned a victory since June 2016.

Cruz suffered the primary knockout lack of his profession.

Francis Ngannou

Ngannou’s (15-Three MMA, 10-2 UFC) four-fight UFC profitable streak at heavyweight is the longest lively streak within the division.

Ngannou has earned all 15 of his profession victories by stoppage. That features all 10 of his UFC wins.

Ngannou has earned his previous 4 victories by knockout in a mixed 2:42 of cage time.

Ngannou’s 10 stoppage victories since 2015 in UFC competitors are tied with Thiago Santos and Charles Oliveira for many within the firm.

Ngannou’s 10 stoppage victories since 2015 in UFC heavyweight competitors are most within the division

Jairzinho Rozenstruik (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) had his 10-fight profitable streak snapped for the primary defeat of her profession.

Calvin Kattar (21-Four MMA, 5-2 UFC) has earned all 4 of his UFC stoppage victories by knockout.

Jeremy Stephens (28-18 MMA, 15-17 UFC) fell to 8-9 (with one no contest) since he dropped to the UFC featherweight division in Might 2013.

Stephens’ 17 losses in UFC competitors are probably the most in firm historical past.

Greg Hardy (6-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) earned the primary determination victory of his profession.

Yorgan De Castro (6-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) had his six-fight profitable streak snapped for the primary defeat of his profession.

Preliminary card

Anthony Pettis

Anthony Pettis (23-10 MMA, 10-9 UFC) improved to 2-1 since he moved as much as the UFC welterweight division in March 2019.

Pettis improved to 5-Eight in his previous 13 UFC appearances relationship again to when he misplaced the UFC light-weight title in March 2015.

Donald Cerrone’s (36-15 MMA, 23-12 UFC) four-fight dropping skid is the longest of his profession. He hasn’t earned a victory since Might 2019.

Aleksei Oleinik (59-13-1 MMA, 8-Four UFC) earned his first determination victory since Aug. 26, 2010 – a span of three,544 days (almost 10 years) and 25 fights.

Fabricio Werdum (23-9-1 MMA, 11-6 UFC) fell to 9-Four since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in February 2012.

Werdum has suffered six of his 9 profession losses by determination.

Carla Esparza (16-6 MMA, 7-Four UFC) improved to 6-Three since dropping the UFC strawweight title to Joanna Jedrzejczyk in March 2015.

Esparza’s seven victories in UFC strawweight competitors are tied for second most in divisional historical past behind Jedrzejczyk (10).

Esparza has earned six of her seven UFC victories by determination.

Esparza has accomplished at the least one takedown in opposition to 10 of her 11 UFC opponents.

Esparza’s 34 takedowns landed in UFC strawweight competitors are most in divisional historical past.

Michelle Waterson (17-Eight MMA, 5-Four UFC) has suffered three of her 4 UFC losses by determination.

Vicente Luque

Vicente Luque (18-7-1 MMA, 11-Three UFC) has earned 16 of his 18 profession victories by stoppage. That features 10 of his 11 UFC wins.

Luque’s 10 stoppage victories since 2015 in UFC welterweight competitors are most within the division throughout that span.

Luque’s 10 stoppage victories in UFC welterweight competitors are tied for third most in divisional historical past behind Matt Brown (13) and Matt Hughes (12).

Niko Value (14-Four MMA, 6-Four UFC) has alternated wins and losses over his previous six fights.

Value has suffered all 4 of his profession losses by stoppage.

Bryce Mitchell (13-Zero MMA, 4-Zero UFC) has earned three of his 4 UFC victories by determination.

Charles Rosa (12-Four MMA, 3-Four UFC) has alternated wins and losses over his previous eight fights.

Rosa has suffered three of his 4 profession losses by determination.

Ryan Spann’s (18-5 MMA, 4-Zero UFC) four-fight UFC profitable streak at gentle heavyweight is tied with Jon Jones and Magomed Ankalaev for the longest lively streak within the division.

Sam Alvey’s (33-14 MMA, 10-9 UFC) four-fight dropping skid is the longest of his profession. He hasn’t earned a victory since June 2018.

Alvey fell to 2-Four since he moved as much as the UFC light-heavyweight division in February 2018.

Alvey has suffered 10 of his 14 profession losses by determination.

UFC analysis analyst and reside statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Comply with him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.





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